Saxony’s town of Lengenfeld (Vogtland), and its eight villages, was once the site of a subcamp of the Flossenburg Concentration Camp. So, it’s no surprise that you’ll find quite a number of memorials that center around this disastrous time in German history.
One memorial is dedicated to 246 victims of forced labor, another is both a memorial and mass grave to almost five dozen men and women who died in the subcamp. Yet another memorial is honor of the dead, those who didn’t survive a death march in 1945.
Lengenfeld even has two World War I memorials, one just outside the historic St. Giles Church with the names of its long-gone sons.
The Franco-German War Memorial doesn’t list any names, but they’re not forgotten either.
While war memorials might not seem like history, they are. But if you’re looking for something more traditional in that sense, come to Lengenfeld’s Local History Museum. You’ll find it right next to the Feuerwehrmuseum or Fire Brigade Museum, filled with all sorts of old-time fire equipment and vehicles.
Lengenfeld’s other museum is the Klopfermühle, a mill dating to around 1438 that’s been owned by the same family since the 1860s. Either way, it still makes wheat and flour — as well as having its own health food store.
Great, both historic and good for you. :-)
You know what else is good? The Freizeitpark Plohn. This is an awesome theme park that’s terrific for the whole family with places to eat, a mini train that’ll take you around, Dino Land (dinosaurs, anyone?), and areas that highlight the Snow White and Hansel & Gretel.
I don’t think you’ll want to come here during Lengenfeld’s annual Harvest Festival in September. Leave that weekend free, you’ve got plenty of time to see the park and everything else.
I’m sorry to say the Street Festival (held at the City Park) is a bi-annual event on odd-numbered years. Oh, I can still smell the wurst cooking.
Wonderful, I’m hungry now… Where’s that health food store again? ;-)